When it comes to the needs of a commercial air conditioning system, things are a little more complex than with a residential system.
They’re bigger, first off, and usually tasked with keeping dozens, if not hundreds, of people cool at once rather than just a family of 4 or 5. Because of these complex needs, you want to ensure you’re working with a qualified and experienced team whether your business or commercial property needs AC repair, maintenance, or even installation.
Read on as we provide some insight into what you need to know about your commercial air conditioner!
How Long Does a Commercial AC System Last?
Air conditioners need annual (biannual if it’s a heat pump) maintenance to work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. That said, so long as it received this important maintenance, a commercial AC system should have a useful service life of 10-15 years.
In addition to improving the lifespan, maintenance helps your system retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating and also helps prevent up to 85% of the repair needs it might incur. This is because maintenance allows our technicians to catch small problems before they become much bigger problems.
How Often Do Commercial Air Filters Need to be Replaced?
Commercial air conditioners are fitted with more powerful air filters than residential systems. However, a common misconception people have about these air filters is that they’re meant to protect the indoor air quality of a building. On the contrary, they’re meant to protect the interior of the commercial AC system.
When they get too clogged up with dust or other debris, it restricts airflow, and therefore the air conditioner cannot work as efficiently as it’s meant to. As a result, utility bills will rise and the occupants of your building won’t be as comfortable.
Do I Need to Replace My Ductwork as Well?
Ideally, you shouldn’t have to. Ductwork tends to last through the lifespan of your HVAC systems. That said, you may have to replace your ducts when you replace either your air conditioner or commercial heating system.
Ductwork can accumulate damage from high temperatures or even poor installation to begin with. If this happens, you might discover that you need professional duct repair services or even duct sealing. Ducts can also get pretty dirty, so duct cleaning every 2-3 years is recommended.
If you ever have any questions about your specific commercial air conditioner or what products and services would be best for your specific property, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We work with all types of commercial air conditioners and all types of structures, including multi-family buildings. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your commercial cooling needs. Goodness knows that as Georgia residents, we need effective air conditioners in place!
We also provide superior residential air conditioning services throughout Acworth and beyond!